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Thread: Help Unlocking 5.1.1 iPhone4s

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    Default Help Unlocking 5.1.1 iPhone4s
    Hello guys,

    I got an iPhone4s with FW 5.1.1 I actually restored it to new. I don't have the original SIM. It's not taking other SIM cards and giving me an Invalid SIM Card Error. I can't do anything about it. I tried Jailbreaking with redsn0w and Absinthe it's saying activate the device first. I hacktivated with the Emergency call trick and then try JB it I still get the same error.

    Should I downgrade to 5.0.1 ? When I do the iTunes is giving me an error: "this device is not eligible." I edited the hosts files as well still same error.

    Please advice. What should I do?

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    Did you know what baseband ya had on it before? And where is the sim that came with the phone at? Downgrading your iPhone won't help the baseband.

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    It came from London. It probably had Tmobile in it I heard my family speaking about tmobile. I don't remember my baseband. Right now It has no iOS in it because the redsn0w DFU method has deleted all the files. So I'm fresh.

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    Well, from your original post, just an FYI: You can't hacktivate a 4S. And also, you can't downgrade (nor should you) to 5.0.1 since Apple no longer signs it (you'd need SHSH blobs) but downgrading would do you no good anyways as 2k said earlier. I'm not gonna chime in about the finding the baseband part since I have limited knowledge on unlocks and baseband, but get a 5.1.1 IPSW and make it a baseband preservation IPSW and restore to it. After that just try and get your hands on a SIM card for the original carrier (you can buy them off eBay) and then let it activate. From there you can check your baseband and see if you're able to get it unlocked.
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    Do you suggest me to buy the Gevey Ultra SIM? Will that do the work?

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    No, it won't. The 4S would need a Gevey Ultra S, not an Ultra. Also, you can't just get a Gevey if you don;'t even know your baseband. It doesn't unlock every single baseband bud...
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    I found out what's my Baseband isL 2.0.12

    Please advice what should I do now. Thanks.

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    Ok well hacker has it good luck

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    Yep, this can be unlocked with a Gevey Ultra S. So just buy it and set it up as you usually would and you're set

    Also, when you're buying it, get it from Apple N Berry http://www.applenberry.com/
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    It says that it has been Sold out

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    Well that sucks -_- Apple N Berry is a well known site though, so that doesn't really shock me. The ones on Gevey's official site are a bit more expensive though, so you're either gonna have to get the ones from Gevey, or Apple N Berry (whenever they get more).
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    qwik chime in here. applenberry is the way to go. i dont trust anyone out there. they answer all there emails for support and do it in a way that really helps.

    i suggest you email them and find out when they will have more and if you dont NEED that phone up and going then wait it out. well worth the wait for the support they give. hell, they even have txt support. txt them the question and they respond right away.

    i'm not affiliated with them in any way. just a really happy customer!!

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    Are the gevey sim on eBay not good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyks View Post
    Are the gevey sim on eBay not good?
    Your best bet is to git it off of Applenberry. EBay unless the guy has good positive feedback I would
    Stay away from it.

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